Former MLC Brajesh Singh Acquitted By Allahabad HC In 37-Year-Old Murder Case
Prayagraj, November 20 (TNA) In big relief to former MLC Brijesh Singh in Sikraura massacre case, the Allahabad High Court (HC) has acquitted him in the Sikaura incident that took place 37 years ago. The High Court rejects appeal in the genocide case and rejected the plaintiff’s appeal and upheld the trial court's decision.
7 people were murdered in Sikraura of Chandauli. Singh who was the prime accused in the case was acquitted by the trial court in 2018. The trial court's decision was challenged in the High Court by Hiravati, the complainant. The High Court upheld the district court's decision to acquit mafia Brijesh Singh and eight other accused.
Allahabad High Court had taken the decision on November 9 after completion of arguments of all the parties.
Although the High Court has convicted four accused and sentenced them to life imprisonment, Hiravati's husband, two brothers-in-law and four innocent children were brutally murdered. In the appeal, the victim had challenged the decision of the District Court Varanasi.
The District Court had acquitted all the 13 accused in its decision given in 2018 due to differences in the statements of witnesses. The division bench of Chief Justice Pritinkar Diwakar and Justice Ajay Bhanot gave the decision.